Faculty

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Primary Faculty


Housing, communities, disparities, interventions; urbanization; food; sustainability; environmental justiceGary Adamkiewicz
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities
Research: Aspects of housing, communities, and neighborhoods that shape an individual’s health; disparities; interventions; urbanization; food; sustainability; environmental justice
Keywords: Indoor Environment, Built Environment, Socio Environment, Sustainability, Food, Environmental Justice, Environmental Health Disparities


Joseph AllenJoe Allen, Built Environment, Indoor Environment, Climate Change, Exposure Assessment
Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science
Research: Impact of buildings on human health and evaluating exposures to chemical, biological, and radiological hazards
Keywords: Built Environment, Indoor Environment, Climate Change, Exposure Assessment


Nano-Materials, Respiratory, Cellular Biology, PhysiologyJoseph Brain
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Physiology
Research: Responses to inhaled gases, particulates, and microbes; role of lung macrophages in the prevention and pathogenesis of environmental lung disease as well as respiratory infection
Keywords:  Nanomaterials, Respiratory, Cellular Biology, Physiology


Douglas Brownfield
Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Research:
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Pulmonary health, aerosol transport, applied mathematics, fluid and continuum mechanics, and comparative physiologyJames Butler
Senior Lecturer on Physiology
Research: Pulmonary physiology from cellular mechanics to whole organ studies and aerosol transport mechanisms; applied mathematics, fluid and continuum mechanics, and comparative physiology
Keywords: Respiratory, Cellular BiologyPhysiology


David ChristianiCancer, Respiratory, Epidemiology
Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Research: Impact of environmental exposures on health; interactions between host factors (genetic and acquired susceptibility) and environmental exposures on acute and chronic disease; molecular epidemiology.
Keywords:  Cancer, RespiratoryEpidemiology


Biostatistics MixturesBrent Coull
Professor of Biostatistics
Associate Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Research: Categorical data analysis and semiparametric regression modeling; mixtures.
Keywords: Biostatistics


Philip DemokritouNanotoxicology, nano-EHS, sustainable, aerosol technology, Nanotechnology
Associate Professor of Aerosol Physics
Research: Environmental Health and Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials, Nanotoxicology/Nanobiology, Environmental Nanotechnology, Aerosol Technology
Keywords:  AerosolIndustrial HygieneNanomaterials, Sustainability

 


Douglas DockeryDockery Air pollution, Climate Change, Epidemiology
John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Epidemiologic studies of respiratory health effects of air pollution environmental exposures and lifetime development of respiratory disease
Keywords: Air pollution, Climate Change, Epidemiology

 


Jeffrey FredbergAsthma, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology, Physiology
Professor of Bioengineering and Physiology
Research: Molecular and integrative cellular dynamics; exploring the physical laws governing the abilities of the cytoskeleton to deform, contract, and remodel; role of these processes in airway narrowing in asthma
Keywords: Asthma, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology, Physiology


Christopher Golden
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health
Research: Human health impacts of environmental change, with a focus on nutrition in the developing world; coral reefs, fisheries, seafood, and aquaculture; long-term field site in Madagascar.
KeywordsPlanetary Health, Climate Change, Food Security, Disease Ecology


Adam Haber

Assistant Professor of Computational Biology and Environmental Health
Research: 
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Russ HauserBiomarkers, Organic Chemicals, Reproductive, Perinatal, Pediatric, Epidemiology
Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology
Chair, Department of Environmental Health
Research: Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Environmental Epidemiology, with a focus on endocrine disruptors
Keywords: Biomarkers, Organic Chemicals, Reproductive, Perinatal, Pediatric, Epidemiology


Maternal health outcomes, disparitiesTamarra James-Todd
Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
Research: Role of environmental chemicals on adverse maternal health outcomes; assessing racial/ethnic disparities; pregnancy and postpartum interventions
Keywords: Organic Chemicals, Pregnancy and Postpartum Health, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Health DisparitiesEpidemiology, Women’s Health


Petros KoutrakisAir Pollution, Climate Change, Indoor Environment, Engineering, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial
Professor of Environmental Sciences
Research: Assessing human exposure to local and transported air pollution outdoors and indoors: sources, trends, measurement and characterization
Keywords: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Indoor Environment, Engineering, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial


Francine Laden
Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Environmental epidemiology of cancer and respiratory disease; use of geographic information systems in environmental exposure assessment in large cohort studies
Keywords: CancerEpidemiology, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial, Respiratory


Biomarkers; Metals; Cancer; Epigenetics; Genomics; Next-Generation sequencing; Computational BiologyBernardo Lemos
Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics
Research: Impact of exposures on genome integrity, gene regulation, and epigenetic mechanisms. Intergenerational outcomes, cancer, and aging.
Keywords: Biomarkers, Metals, Cancer, Epigenetics, Genomics


Quan LuQuan Lu, Genomics
Associate Professor of Environmental Genetics and Pathophysiology
Research: 
Gene-environment interactions; genetics and genomics approaches (e.g., RNAi screen and Next-Generation sequencing) to discover genes and genetic networks central to development of environmental diseases.
Keywords: Genomics


Shruthi Mahalingaiah
Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Women’s Health
Research: Epidemiology and life course physiology of women’s health outcomes with an emphasis on environmental exposures (endocrine disruptors and air pollution)
Keywords: Air pollution, Endocrine Disruptors, Cosmetics/Personal Care Products


Gina McCarthy
Professor of the Practice of Public Health
Chair, Board of Directors, Center for Health and the Global Environment (Harvard C-CHANGE)
Research: 
The impacts of climate change on human health, especially vulnerable populations. Focus on translating science and health impacts into action.
Keywords:
Climate Change, Children, Public Health, Clean energy, Chemicals,
Environmental Justice


Carmen Messerlian
Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology
Research: Impact of environmental exposures on fertility, pregnancy, and child health
Keywords: Environmental Chemicals, Fertility, Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, Child Health and Development, Reproductive Aging


Radiation, Cancer, Risk Assessment, Bio-Engineering, Cellular BiologyZachary Nagel
Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology
Research:
Using Using multiplex DNA repair assays to develop personalized strategies for treating cancer and preventing diseases associated with DNA damage
Keywords:
Radiation, Risk Assessment, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology

 


Jin-Ah Park
Assistant Professor of Airway Biology
Research: 
Investigating the mechanistic link between physical forces and biochemical signals of airway epithelial cells in COPD and asthma
Keywords:
RespiratoryAsthma, Bioengineering, Cellular Biology, Injuries

 


Kris SarosiekRadiation, cancer, cell mechanics, stress, cellular biology, physiology, injuries
Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology
Research: How cell death regulation in healthy tissues as well as cancers and neurodegenerative diseases impacts sensitivity to damage and stress.
Keywords: Radiation, Cancer, Cell Mechanics, Stress, Cellular Biology, Physiology, Injuries


Environmental epidemiology, air pollution, drinking water, lead, metals, biostatisticsJoel Schwartz
Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Research: Environmental epidemiology; air pollution; drinking water contaminants; lead and other metals; modeling of continuous covariates in epidemiologic studies; cost-benefit analysis
Keywords: Epidemiology, Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Metals, Biostatistics


asthma, obesity, inflammation, air pollution, microbiome, physiology

Stephanie Shore
Senior Lecturer on Physiology
Research: Mechanistic basis for the impact of obesity on asthma; role of the microbiome in pulmonary responses to air pollution
Keywords: Asthma, Inflammation, Air Pollution, Microbiome, Physiology

 


air pollution, life style and behavioral risk factors, cohort studiesFrank Speizer
Professor of Environmental Science
Research: Epidemiologic studies of acute and chronic health effects of environmental exposures and lifetime development of chronic diseases
Keywords: Air Pollution, Indoor Environment, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Lifestyle and Behavioral Risk Factors, Cohort Studies


John SpenglerJack Spengler Sustainability, Climate Change, Impact Investing
Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Research: Sustainable and healthy cities; and nature and the built environment’s impacts on well being
Keywords: Sustainability, Climate ChangeBuilt Environment

 


Marc WeisskopfMarcWeisskopf Air Pollution, biomarkers, metals, cognitive, neurological, epidemiology, occupational health
Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Physiology
Research: Epidemiologic studies of neurological and psychiatric health effects of environmental exposures across the lifespan
Keywords: Air Pollution, Biomarkers, Metals, Cognitive, Neurological, Epidemiology, Occupational Health


Radiation, Cellular Biology, CancerZhi-Min Yuan
Morningside Professor of Radiobiology
Director of the John B. Little Center
Research: Elucidation of signaling mechanisms that regulate cellular stress responses and on examining how stress signals affect cell behaviors in the context of cancer
Keywords: Radiation, Cellular Biology, Cancer


Secondary Faculty

Drazen, Asthma, Physiology, Inflammation, Cell MechanicsJeffrey M. Drazen
Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Distinguished Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research
: Role of endogenous chemical agents in asthma.
KeywordsAsthma, Physiology, Inflammation, Cell Mechanics

 


diane_gold, Epigenetics, Engineering, Inflammation, AsthmaDiane Gold
Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research: Incidence or severity of respiratory diseases, including asthma, associated with environmental exposures, including indoor allergens, fungi, smoking, outdoor ozone and particles, socioeconomic, cultural and gender differences
Keywords: Epigenetics, Engineering, Inflammation, Asthma


Goldman, Occupational Medicine, Metals, Neurocognition, EpidemiologyRose Goldman
Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance
Research: Occupational and environmental medicine, clinically-based epidemiology of metals and neurotoxins, pediatric environmental health, and innovative educational methods.
KeywordsOccupational Medicine, Metals, Neurocognition, Epidemiology


Air Pollution; Built Environment; Socio Environment; Cancer; Cardiovascular; Inflammation; Neurological; Reproductive; Respiratory; Epidemiology; Exposure Assessment; GeospatialJaime Hart
Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiological studies of the impacts of air pollution and environmental factors (built environment, greenness) on chronic disease risk
Keywords: Air Pollution, Built Environment, Socio Environment, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Inflammation, Neurological, Reproductive, Respiratory, Epidemiology, Exposure Assessment, Geospatial


Stefanos Kales Epidemiology, Cardiovascular, Occupational Health, Sleep, StressStefanos Kales
Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Cardiovascular health of firefighters and police officers, and other public safety personnel, as well as occupational sleep medicine
Keywords: Epidemiology, Cardiovascular, Occupational Health, Sleep, Stress

 


Katz, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, InjuriesJeffrey Katz
Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Research: Evaluation and outcomes of musculoskeletal disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis and lower extremity joint replacement.
KeywordsOccupational Medicine, Epidemiology, Injuries


Korrick, Perinatal, Maternal, Cognitive, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Socio EnvironmentSusan Korrick
Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Research: Birth cohort studies of early life exposures (chemical and non-chemical) and subsequent growth and development
Keywords: Perinatal, Maternal, Cognitive, Metals, Socio Environment


Maitreyi MazumdarMaitreyi Mazumdar MD MPH
Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Epidemiology studies of metal exposures and child health; environmental and nutritional determinants of neural tube defects
Keywords: Pesticides, Metals, Exposure Biology, Biomarkers, Metabolomics, Dietary Risk Assessment


NardellEdward Nardell
Professor in the Departments of Environmental Health and Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Research: Airborne transmission and control of TB and other respiratory infections, quantitative air sampling of TB, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal air disinfection
KeywordsRespiratory, Exposure Assessment


Climate Change, Food, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Water Pollution, Risk AssessmentElsie Sunderland
Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Environmental Health
Research: Cycling of global contaminants in the environment and impacts of climate change and emissions on exposures.
Keywords: Climate Change, Food, Metals, Organic Chemicals, Water Pollution, Risk Assessment


Verrier, Cardiovascular Function, Air PollutionRichard Verrier
Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research: Neural, behavioral, and environmental triggers of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias.
KeywordsCardiovascular Function, Air Pollution


Scott Weiss
Professor in the Department of Environmental Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Research: Genetics of asthma and COPD, systems biology of asthma, Genomics of fetal lung development, molecular biology of asthma
Keywords: Asthma, Genomics, Respiratory, Epidemiology


Adjunct Faculty

Andrea Baccarelli
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 

 


Edward Baker
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 

 


Costas Christophi
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health

 


Jack Dennerlein
Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics and Safety

 

 


evansJohn Evans
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Risk Assessment; uncertainty analysis; decision analysis and formal elicitation of expert judgment.
Keywords: Air Pollution, Risk Assessment, Intake Fractions

 


Abby Fleisch
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Health

 


philippe-grandjeanPhilippe Grandjean
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 

 


Steven Hanna
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health

 


Philip Landrigan
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


LevyJonathan Levy
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 

 


David Macintosh
Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health
Research: Tools/analytics to support continuous improvement programs for community and workplace health and GHGs; health effects of chemical mixtures.
Keywords: Built Environment, Sustainability, Epidemiology, Inflammation, Respiratory, Risk Assessment, Exposure Assessment


Edward Maher
Adjunct Lecturer on Environmental Science

 


Annette Peters
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


Nancy Long Sieber
Adjunct Lecturer on Physiology

 

 


Gregory Wagner
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


David Wegman
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health

 


Emeritus Faculty

William A. Burgess
Associate Professor of Occupational Health Engineering, Emeritus

 


monsonRichard Monson
Professor of Epidemiology, Emeritus

 


Thomas J. Smith
Professor of Industrial Hygiene, Emeritus